Last week, in a segment on ABC’s Gardening Australia, our colleague Dr Kelly Shepherd from the Western Australian Herbarium was interviewed. She shares her passion for native plants and explains the work of a plant taxonomist and of the herbarium.
Online resources of the WA Herbarium include the State’s plant information system FloraBase, as well as Nuytsia, the journal of the Herbarium. To mark the 50th anniversary of the journal, the Herbarium aims to name 50 undescribed plants. More information, as well as profiles of each new plant, can be found on the institution’s Facebook page.
Written by State Herbarium botanist Juergen Kellermann.